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Proto:Purble Place/Build 5219 Prototype

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...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
To do:
  • Investigate a lock graphic located in 9Sheet25.dds.
  • Debug menu.

This is a sub-page of Proto:Purble Place.

The earliest available known Purble Place prototype, included with Windows Vista Build 5219. It has a lot of differences compared to the final game. It doesn't work on Windows 7 and above, as clicking any of the buildings there does nothing.

General Differences

Title Screen

Proto Final
PurblePlaceBuild5219Title2.png PurblePlaceFinalTitle.png
  • Purble Pairs is not available yet.
  • The Red X sign was originally a yellow backwards arrow.
  • The "Purble Place" text is not present yet.
  • The buildings were moved more to the right in the final.
  • The smoke from the Comfy Cakes building's chimneys are absent in the final.

Comfy Cakes

  • You are unable to undo after you dispense a cake pan or batter.
  • Intermediate Level has the same layout as the Final's Advanced, while the prototype's Advanced has rotating cakes, which was removed later on.
  • The TV on the right does not count how many cakes are required/sent. Instead, the game's window counts them.
  • The Chef Purble its on his beta version.

Purble Shop

  • Since the Purbles do not have visible bodies, outfits are not available, and accessories are there in place.

Graphical Differences

Comfy Cakes

To do:
Upload the rest of the proto and final versions, and make a comparsion.
  • The machine and cake textures have different art styles than from the final version.
  • Chef Purble has a different look than from his final version.
Proto Final
PurblePlaceBuild5219ComfyCakesBackground.png PurblePlaceFinalComfyCakesBackground.jpg
  • The background is slightly different compared to the final. The movement platform buttons were moved more to the right in the final, and there's a reflection of the buttons in the prototype. Interestingly, a Lemon Filling and an earlier smiley button texture can be seen on the reflection.

Purble Shop

To do:
Are we allowed to compare the prototype's features to the final's, which are different-looking?
  • The Purbles, and features, are different from the final.
Proto Final
PurblePlaceBuild5219PurbleShopBackground.png PurblePlaceFinalPurbleShopBackground.PNG
  • The background is significantly different from the final. The floor tiles were red instead of pink, the lamps are bigger (and in a different artstyle), and the shelf is thicker on the top (and in a different artstyle, again).

Sound Differences

Comfy Cakes

Proto Final
  • The sound for the conveyor belt is different, and dispensing sounds didn't exist yet.

Purble Shop

To do:
Upload them, and do comparsions.
  • The feature sounds are different.
  • A sound (which would become one of the final version's Green Mouth sounds) would play when clicking on a feature.

Other Differences

Comfy Cakes

  • The W and E key-binds for moving the cake weren't implemented yet.

Purble Family Oddity


Interestingly, an unseen minigame is documented in the help files, named "Purble Family". The gameplay would involve the player dragging family Purbles from the left side to their houses on the right side. Nothing for it is found in the game files, though.

Unused Graphics

To do:
  • See if there's more to find.

Purble Shop


There are graphics unused Purble Shop features left in the spritesheets, one of which only has a shelf graphic. They were either intended as third available feature graphics, or early features.

PurblePlaceBuild5219UnusedRedEyes.png PurblePlaceBuild5219UnusedPurpleEyes.png PurblePlaceBuild5219UnusedYellowEyes.png PurblePlaceBuild5219UnusedGreenMouth.png PurblePlaceBuild5219UnusedBlueNose.png PurblePlaceBuild5219UnusedPurpleMouth.png PurblePlaceBuild5219UnusedYellowMouth.png PurblePlaceBuild5219UnusedYellowNose.png PurblePlaceBuild5219UnusedYellowHat.png PurblePlaceBuild5219UnusedRedNose.png PurblePlaceBuild5219UnusedBlueHat.png PurblePlaceBuild5219UnusedGreenEye.png

Shelf Features

These graphics are found in UI/BuildAPurble/ShelfFeatures.

PurblePlaceBuild5219 UnusedGreenHair.png PurblePlaceBuild5219 UnusedYellowNose.png

Earlier versions of the green hair and yellow nose features, with an out-of-place artstyle.

Leftover Yellow Hair PSD

PurblePlaceBuild5219 LeftoverYellowHairPSD.png

Leftover .psd file of one of the yellow hair graphics.

Comfy Cakes

Early Roasted Chocolate Icing

PurblePlaceProto EarlyBurntChocolateIcing.png Located in UI/ComfyCakes/Layers. This appears to be an earlier version of the roasted chocolate icing, heart-shaped.

Unused String

Practice Mode

A (possibly) scrapped game mode. It's unknown what minigame does this belong to.

Early Game Name

Found in Windows Vista Build 5219's Windows\Help\Windows\en-US\gamesh1S\games_inbox_new.xml is that the term "Purble Place" is not documented, but instead, "Learning Fun" is. This suggests that "Learning Fun" could be an early name for Purble Place. This is further supported by the fact that the help file for the prototype is "games_howto_learn_IT.xml".